The Rite Leads Slow Box Office Weekend
The exorcism thriller The Rite topped a slow weekend at the movies, Box Office Mojo reports.
The film starring Anthony Hopkins nabbed $15 million in its first week. Last week's No. 1, No Strings Attached, fell to second with an estimated $13.7 million.
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The weekend's other new film, The Mechanic starring Jason Statham, tied with The Green Hornet for third place. Both films grossed $11.5 million.
The King's Speech finished fifth with $11.1 million after earning a leading 12 Academy Award nominations. True Grit, which drew 10 nominations, came in at No. 6 with $7.6 million, bringing its six-week total to more than $148 million.
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Buddy comedy The Dilemma sold $5.5 million worth of tickets, to rank seventh for the weekend.
Rounding out the top 10: Black Swan (No. 8, $5.1 million),The Fighter (No. 9, $4.1 million) and Yogi Bear (No. 10, $3.1 million).